self-mortified

self-mortification

[self-mawr-tuh-fi-key-shuhn]
noun
the inflicting of pain or privation on oneself: He was certain that self-mortification was the only road to salvation.

Origin:
1815–25

self-mortified [self-mawr-tuh-fahyd, self-] , adjective
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self-mortification

noun
voluntary self-punishment in order to atone for some wrongdoing [syn: penance
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